AMERICAN IDOL Wraps Season 22 Delivering Season Highs in Both Total Viewers and Adults

Sunday’s season finale was its strongest performance in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since the “American Idol” season finale last spring.

By: May. 24, 2024
AMERICAN IDOL Wraps Season 22 Delivering Season Highs in Both Total Viewers and Adults
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“American Idol” wrapped its spectacular season 22 last Sunday night, delivering season highs, growing from the previous week’s episode in both Total Viewers (+8% - 5.64 million vs. 5.22 million) and Adults 18-49 (+3% - 0.65 rating vs. 0.63 rating).

Sunday’s season finale was its strongest performance in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 since the “American Idol” season finale last spring – since 5/21/23.

The star-studded finale, during which 21-year-old Indio, California, musician Abi Carter became this year’s champion while judge Katy Perry bid farewell, also surged to become the No. 1 entertainment program of the night in Adults 18-49 (0.65 rating).

The “Grand Finale” of “American Idol” was the No. 1 most social program across broadcast and cable on 5/19, earning 2.1 million total social interactions (+101% above the S7 average). 

Season to date, “American Idol” ranks as the No. 1 most social entertainment series on broadcast or cable with 18.5 million total social interactions. 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 5/19/24 or as dated. Talkwalker Social Content Ratings; Based on linear episode-level interactions for primetime entertainment shows; Excludes sports and wrestling.

Photo credit: Disney/Eric McCandless



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